How Do I Improve My SHA Score?
Your Spinal Health Assessment (SHA) score is directly related to your level of health and wellness. If your SHA score is less than 90 it would be wise for you to work diligently at improving it. It can take 3 months or longer of consistent habits to see changes. This article will briefly go over eight steps in improving your score and thereby improving your health.
- Supplement daily with liquid fish oil and Vitamin D3. These are both essential nutrients which means they are genetically required. You simply cannot be healthy when you are deficient in these nutrients. And you will decrease inflammation and improve brain and nerve system function and be less prone to pain.
- Perform some sort of spinal hygiene daily. Each joint in your body should go through full range of motion every 24 hours or arthritis is occurring. Your chiropractor will recommend the most important type of spinal hygiene for you.
- Get adjusted. It’s vital to be following some sort of adjustment protocol based on the needs of your body. Your frequency was determined by the findings from your SHA. Clinical experience has shown that getting adjusted any less than one time per month is simply inadequate.
- Physical exercise daily. Weight bearing or resistance exercises should happen at least 3 times per week and 30 minutes of some sort of aerobic activity should happen daily. If you are new to exercise, have someone watch you to make sure you don’t injure yourself. A good place to start is with squats, push-ups and planks.
- Take care of yourself emotionally. Emotional stress causes an imbalance in your nerve system function and will lead to poor function and ill health. Everyone has different emotional needs. You should regularly do whatever it is that helps you feel confident and loved. It could be time with friends and loved ones, time by yourself in nature, time with God, yoga, meditation or something else. Just do it regularly.
- Eat a low inflammatory healthy diet. 1/2 ounce of sugar decreases immune function by 50% in less than 30 minutes and the negative effects don’t begin to leave for at least 4 hours. Grains are a form of sugar. Don’t eat them or at least limit them.
- Eat plenty of healthy fat. Oils that are processed are generally inflammatory. Avoid canola, sunflower, soybean and vegetable oils. Generously consume olive, avocado, or coconut oils as well as any fat that is naturally included with meat. Don’t trim the fat from your steak.
- Avoid tobacco products. They are a major stress to your nerve system.
If you are doing all these things perfectly, you will begin to see positive changes and improvement in your SHA score. If it doesn’t change as fast as you like, be patient and consistent.